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  1. nokywx

    August 2018 General Discussion

    Cincinnati came in with a hefty 5.02" yesterday, second highest daily total ever. Some of this was a localized storm last night, but I'd say most of the area has had at least 4 inches since Wednesday afternoon.
  2. nokywx

    July 2018 General Discussion

    Depending on how the storms develop this afternoon, this could be the hottest day yet. 88/75/98 @ CVG at 10am.
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    Feb. 19-24 Heavy rain and flooding threat

    Ohio River at Cincinnati topped 60ft. First time since 1997, and only the 2nd time since the 60's.
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    Feb. 19-24 Heavy rain and flooding threat

    N. Indiana/SW Mich. also experiencing substantial flooding...in fact, probably the worst in recorded history in South Bend. St. Joe River surpassed the previous record by more than 2 feet. In general, the area isn't all that prone to devastating river flooding, but having grown up there, some of the images I've seen are really pretty hard to fathom. I guess that will happen when 30 inches of snow in the first half of the month, is followed by nearly 6 inches of rain.
  5. nokywx

    February 2018 Discussion

    Some legit heavy stuff down here right now...Total surprise. I think a couple Hi-Res models hinted at this, but that was definitely considered an outlier. At least an inch already, and even though temps are a little above freezing, rates are getting heavy enough to begin to cover roads.
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    February 2018 Discussion

    Nice, steady snow for the last hour. A bit surprised at the intensity and duration, but we're literally 5 miles from the rain/snow line, so maybe a surprise inch or two is possible.
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    February 2018 Discussion

    Some rumbles of thunder, and a couple flashes of lightning in the last hour...definitely an early spring feel, as temps are climbing into the 50s. The rain today is a little heavier than anticipated, setting the stage for the main show tomorrow night. I would say a flood watch is a good possibility for tomorrow evening.
  8. nokywx

    40th Anniversary of Blizzard of 1978

    Born 2 years after this storm, but growing up in South Bend this is THE historic weather event, along with the Palm Sunday Tornadoes. The stories I heard growing up we're unbelievale...an amazing storm in what was a truly epic winter for the area.
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    January 14-15th Clipper System

    Even just an inch or two...snow on snow is always a bonus down here. Looking forward to it.
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    "Ice Bowl" 50th Anniversary (12/31/67)

    My Father in Law was at the "Freezer Bowl" game in Cincinnati in 1982. Not quite as low as the Ice Bowl on actual temp, but game time was -9°, sustained wind at 27mph. Wind chill was -37° (-59 old scale). He was supposed to go with 3 other guys, but ended up being the only one of the 4 to actually go.
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    2017-18 LES Season

    Is it safe to say the Erie belts would equal the Tug in annual snowfall if not for the shallowness of Erie? I guess the Tug is in a little better position synoptically, but sometimes it seems that Erie snows are just as, if not a little more, numerous early in the season.
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    2017 Year in Review

    In general, pretty subdued year of weather in our immediate area. Most memorable single event would be straight-line winds on the morning of March 1st. Probably 70-80 mph winds...enough to do significant roof/siding damage in our neighborhood, and launch our neighbor's trampoline at least a quarter mile over the hill.
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    Post your Winter 2016-17 grade

    I give it a D+ down here. The one redeeming quality for us this winter, is there have been no busts. The largest forecast for any one storm has been 2-3", and that's the best snow we got. Also considering we haven't had any near misses to our north, and the Kentucky snow train of 2015 has not been running to our south...that lessens the level of frustration. One big late-season storm (2008), would jump this to a C+ or B-.
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    February 2017 General Discussion

    Definitely one of the more wintry days of the season, so far. Probably picked up a quick 1/2-3/4 of an inch yesterday. CVG reported 1.6" from this system...huh??? That's surprisingly high...now up to 8" on the season there. I live maybe 8 miles SE of the airport, and I think 5" would be on the high side of what we've seen for the winter.
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    2016-2017 Lake Effect Snow Thread

    Wow...wasn't aware of that one. I do vaguely recall reading about a huge event in Michigan City back in the 50s or 60s. May have to do a little research on that. 22" in 3 hrs...you've got to imagine at some point in there, rates were at least 10in.